Practice – Connection – Community

“We can’t do it by ourselves, and no one else can do it for us.”

Susann Herrmann - HC
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Testimonials

Testimonials

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Testimonials:
Community Sitting Group

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Belonging & Purpose…


The sitting group has offered me a space in which to return to a sense of stillness, belonging, and purpose. I am humbled by the work each one of us in this community is putting in to returning home to the practice, even where there might be resistance to doing so!

It is both illuminating listening to the talks from Susann, and at the same time deeply nourishing to come back to my own practice, with the support of others in the group – just by being there in silence and in sharing their own experiences.

This sense of community supports me far beyond what words can explain, and I am really happy to be here from the beginning to see how it evolves and grows over time.

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Inspiring People…


It is indeed a very special group and one I feel very grateful for. I’m so glad that you have set it up and that we can all access it. I feel very privileged to be amongst a group of such inspiring people.

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Pleasantly surprised…


I was a little unsure of how an online meditation group would compare to being in a room with people and how group dynamics would work with just a screen in front of me.

I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at how quickly the ‘feeling’ of being a part of a group arises and the opportunity to speak alone with other participants is still possible with breakout rooms.

Perhaps the greatest advantage is the convenience of not having to travel and with work commitments, this method makes it possible for me to attend courses and groups.

A fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their practice further, I’ll continue to use in the future. I am now converted to online groups!

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Amazing…


I really liked meeting the other members of the group, it’s amazing how comfortable it is doing a group session online. It shows how connected we all are.

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‘Secret Practice’…


I just wanted to write you a message to say that I really got a lot out of our Community Sit, and especially your talk on Sunday. I felt resistance in the morning because I was discombobulated by being an hour ‘behind’, and had struggled with my practice last week leading up to Sunday, but it was really just what I needed.

I love having my weeks bookended by the Community Sit and it recharges me for my home practice.

I’ve also shared the concept of the ‘secret practice’ with others who meditate – it really resonated with me!

And during our breakout session, we mentioned how nice it was that you shared in the talk your own experiences, and for me, it reinforces the fact that the practice is not about turning me into a perfect/better human (which, as you know, is one of my secret practices!) but about being with who we are, as we are. Thank you for sharing your light!

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Penny dropped…


I wanted to express how much I took away from the talk today especially when you said at the end “we really don’t understand the depth of what we are doing when we sit together and practice like this”. In that moment, the penny dropped – Thank you!

Testimonials:
1-Day Introductory

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Journey of Discovery…


The course is very well structured, and the advice is pragmatic, straight forward and easy to understand. I really liked the fact that Susann made meditation fun. I feel like I have started on a journey of discovery, I’m just sorry I didn’t start it earlier.

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Intense and Inspiring…


When I did the Introductory Day, I was a complete beginner. After the day I definitively have a deeper and new understanding of mindfulness and meditation. Most importantly – I learned a lot of small techniques which are very helpful to have and I now practise these techniques in my everyday life. The course was very intense and inspiring. It was tailored to my individual needs and all specific questions I had were taken into account. Susann is a great teacher. I do warmly recommend the course.

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Big Impact…


Susann, I just wanted to thank-you for you introducing me to meditation and helping me bring it into my life. It’s really made a difference to me…

  • how I think,
  • how I view things,
  • how I handle things and
  • how I feel

It’s made a big impact in my life.

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Practical Way to Meditate…


I’m not one of those people who can just sit down and go ‘Ommmm…’, so the Active Meditation approach was a great way of starting. Susann’s style is a unique combination of lots of fun and a serious understanding of her subject. I would recommend this course to anybody who wants to ‘finally’ find a practical way to meditate, which they can apply as soon as they leave the course.

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Wealth of Experience…


I found the course informative and interesting in a pleasant and relaxed environment taught by Susann who has brought a wealth of experience to the subject. I came away feeling very refreshed with some very good techniques to aid my meditation.

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Empowering…


I very much enjoyed the course. I found it very effective, useful and found that it achieved much more than I thought it would in the time allotted.

Testimonials:
Mindful Self-Compassion 

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Newfound Insights…


I came here not knowing what to expect and left with lots of gifts. This workshop has been a fantastic experience. Susann was very friendly, helpful, understanding and extremely experienced. I definitely left with newfound insights which I will be putting into practice in my life…

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Opportunity to Reflect…


I found it most useful to have the opportunity to reflect and be still, both in a guided way. I’m really asking myself about suffering (tend to work with other’s suffering!). I really enjoyed and taking away a lot…

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Powerful and Illuminating…


The narrated story was very powerful and illuminating and works still in my mind…

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Enjoyed…


I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Sunday’s workshop. I found both the guided meditations and writing exercise particularly helpful…

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Well taught…


The 5 stages of Acceptance very well taught…

Testimonials:
A Day of Practice

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Wonderful After-Effects…


Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you again for yesterday’s Retreat Day. I have now had time to digest the day and feel the wonderful aftereffects of spending so much time with ‘me’. I understand now why my partner raves about your teaching.

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Changed my Life…


Thanks for introducing me to meditation and mindfulness. It’s easy to forget during the frustrating moments that it really has already changed my life!

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Lovely Guide…


I like the poetry of inspirational teachers. I realise that this is non-religious, but I love the warmth and encouragement of wise people. Susann, you were a lovely guide. Thank you so much.

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Unflappable…


I have to say the effects of the day have helped me have a wonderful day today – it had the potential to be quite an annoying Monday and I have remained very unflappable! I am sure you will see me at another time in the not-too-distant future. Many thanks again.

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Inspire me…


Susann continues to impress and inspire me – a truly remarkable woman!

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Conducive to Meditation…


I really did enjoy the day. The atmosphere was very conducive to meditation and I particularly loved the fact that the 60-minute sessions changed posture, which meant I could meditate for longer without getting uncomfortable.

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Exactly the Right Moment…


I found most useful the guidance – certain comments /reminders at exactly the right moment. It is wonderful being with like-minded people and having the opportunity to experience a whole day of quiet, just for myself.

Testimonials:
Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy

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Life-changing…


I attended both the MBCT and MBSR courses in London (Camden Town) about 10 years ago, it must have